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'm jennifer granholm. tonight in the war room john kerry gets ready to take over as secretary of state. and north korea sends him a congratulations message. [ ♪ music ♪ ] there was frightening news from the other side of the pacific today. north korea has vowed to continue testing new nuclear weapons and said it would launch long-range rockets that it claims can reach the united states. this is just after the united nations instituted sanctions on its last rocket launch. it does not seem to have much impact on kim jung-un. a variety of satellites and long long-range rocketses which will be launched one after another we will target the u.s. the sworn enemy of of the american people. settling accounts with the u.s. needs to be done with force not with words as it regards jungle law the rule of its survival. what? the country's belligerent stance is one more issue on the president's full foreign policy plate, and it's going to be a concern for john kerry if he's confirmed secretary of state as he's very likely to be, increasingly likely, as a matter of fact. he got a very warm welcom
of state, the massachusetts senator john kerry we want off script today during his confirmation hearing. his comments about senator john mccain's ordeal in vietnam that were not in senator kerry's prepared remarks, plus what made him cry today. and the kennedys like you've never seen them. newly uncovered family photos, including a seve from jackie o. that's still ahead. >> shepard: there is a new twist as fox reports in the murder case of the washington intern chandra levy more than ten years ago. her parents now tell fox news.com about new secret meetings surrounding the case. they say that lawyers on both sides mettles twice since december to discuss the testimony of one witness. remember channel chan's case made headlines because of her reported affair with gary condit. but a court ultimately convicted this illegal immigrant linked to a string of assaults at rock creek park where a dog walker discovered her body nearly a year after she disappeared. her parents say they do not know which witness is the subject of the post trial meetings, but they say they're hoping this does not jeop
nominated to replace her. massachusetts senator john kerry testifying before the very same committee he chairs, receiving quite a different welcome than the one she received 24 hours earlier. our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, in our d.c. newsroom tonight with more. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the son of a diplomat, raised partly at u.s. embassies abroad, even republicans said john kerry has lived his whole life preparing to be secretary of state. what a difference a day makes. a day after hillary clinton was grilled about benghazi, she was back to join the same senators and lavishing praise on her presumed successor. >> john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy. and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so too is the foreign >> reporter: john mccain and kerry forged close bonds over vietnam. both naval officers, mccain was imprisoned. kerry returned to testify 1. his first appearance b
, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood, but equally proud that so, too, is the foreign service. my father's work under presidents boat democrat and republican, took me and my siblings around the world for a personal journey that brought home the sacrificed and the commitment the men and women of the foreign service make every day on behalf of america. >> in marked contrast to yesterday when a fiery clinton faced her critics on the hill, senator clinton or secretary clinton was side by side with senator mccain to introduce kerry as the best choice to follow in her footsteps. >> he's a determined and effective representative of the united states. has been as a senator, will be as secretary. >> and things were cordial enough moments ago. senator mccain was still blasting clinton for her testimony yesterday. >> she really didn't answer any
. democratic senator john kerry will face his peers when he's presented by secretary of state hillary clinton to succeed her at the state department. during the confirmation hearings, kerry is expected to face questions about the crisis in syria and military service in vietnam. the senator worth an estimated $184 million has also promised to di did vest his holdings in companies that could present a conflict of interest. >>> the house passed legislation that would prevent the government from defaulting on its debt. the bill is a quick fix that avoids an economic showdown with the white house. it eliminates the nation's borrowing limit until may without the dollar for dollar spending cuts republicans have insisted on. the senate is expected to approve the bill as early as tomorrow. >>> meanwhile, "the new york times" reports senate leaders from both sides of the aisle are nearing an agreement on new limits to the filibuster. the tactic that forces the majority party to gather 60 votes just to bring a bill to the floor. an announcement on the new rules is expected today. >>> vice president joe
this morning to support john kerry's nomination to secede her. her testimony wednesday was forceful and sparked some potential early peeks at 2016 fights. >>> republican reset, with a short-term debt ceiling deal in motion, speaker boehner and paul ryan talk tough on the party's path forward. this morning, we'll talk to another top house republican, georgia's tom price, about the challenges ahead. >>> and the 2012 campaign saw ron paul's supporters get inside the nominating system to buck the establishment. now party leaders might face a fight on new rules put in place at the convention, to shore up the establishment and prevent the next insurgent, rand paul, say, in 2016? good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 24th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. apologies for the gravelly voice. i have beyonce's lip syncer standing by, shall i need her. anyway, let's get right to my first reads of the morning. secretary of state hillary clinton will be back on the hill today for what is likely to be her last appearance before congress as america's top diplomat. she'll introdu
beginning today for the man nominated to be the next secretary of state, senator john kerry is slated to go to the committee. it is the panel he chaired since 2009. kerry had not expected to draw that much resistance. let's put him if a little perspective politically. kerry served as president obama's mock debate partner during his re-election campaign. but he has pressured the administration at times urging the white house last year to speed up with the draul of u.s. troops from afghanistan. kerry was also influential in the administration's decision to intervene in libya. in case you forgot from his 2004 bid for the white house, he is one of the wealthiest members of the senate. he and wife teresa, heir to the heinz ketchup fortune are worth $180 million with a wide range of investments. in a letter to the state department legal adviser, kerry said he will divest any holdings that could be a conflict of interest within 90 days of being confirmed. he'll be introduced to day about the the current secretary hillary clinton. >>> today's appearance expected to take on a much different tone tha
of transition for american foreign policy as senator john kerry faces a high-stakes job interview to be the secretary of state. kerry's confirmation hearings were rather cordial hosted by the foreign relations committee which he's led for the past four years. but it was an unexpected moment when the hearings were interrupted by a protester that offered perhaps the most telling revelation about the man and the moment. >> i'm tired of my friends dying. i don't know if they're going to be alive the next day. >> when i first came to washington and testified, i obviously was testifying as part of a group of people who came here to have their voices heard, and that is, above all, what this place is about. people measure what we do. >> kerry's confirmation hearing today comes a day after secretary hillary clinton stood her ground offering a robust defense of her handling of those attacks in benghazi that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. at wednesday's long-awaited hearings on benghazi, clinton took responsibility for security lapses but that obviously was not go
're seeking. jon: that's senator john kerry at his confirmation hearing just a short time ago. he is fielding questions one day after the woman he wants to replace, secretary of state hillary clinton, appeared on capitol hill where she delivered a fiery defense of the administration's response to the benghazi terror attack. joining us now, danielle pletka, vice president foreign policy and defense studies, defense policy studies, i should say, at the american enterprise institute. danielle, thanks for being with us. you wrote a column this week in which your first words were it's hard to like john kerry? [laughter] >> well, i worked for ten years up at the senate foreign relations committee when senator kerry wasn't the chairman, he was one of the other members of the committee. he's just not that popular on capitol hill. he hasn't worked well with other members. that was one of the problems he had when he ran for president. he's perceived as being stand offish, as being uninterested in their issues and in being kind of doctrinaire on policy. jon: but bob corker, the new mexico senator -- we'
be her last major appearance in a diplomatic role. she hands over the reigns to senator john kerry after his confirmation. joining me now from washington, david ignatius of the "washington post." later we'll talk to michael gordon of the "new york times." david, as you watched this today, did it answer all the questions? >> well, it was-- it was a very lively exchange. most of the answers in truth have come out in the details, the report by the accountability review board, and the systematic timeline that it offered. what today provided was the drama of secretary clinton and her final major appearance defending herself, defending the administration, and getting very emotional and very feisty. and i think what we took away from this was how intense feelings are on both sides. the republicans really went after her today, and she-- she-- she pushed back hard. >> rose: did they, as they say,a lay a glove on her? >> well, i think on the basic issues here, benghazi, the republicans have a point. as the accountability review board report says, staffing for diplomat security was grossly inadequa
secretary of state clinton and john kerry. your thoughts on how hillary clinton has done as secretary of state and john kerry as going forward. >> first of all, secretary of state clinton has been respected around the world. >> greta: i think there was a drinking contest involved, is that false? >> false. >> greta: right. >> so, i have-- i admire the fact that she is admired throughout the world and a very effective secretary of state. i also think that john kerry will do a credible job as secretary of state. he has a world of experience and john kerry and i don't agree on a lot of issues, but we have a relationship which was forged years ago and so, i have confidence that he will carry out the president's agenda and serve the president. now, i wouldn't nominate, very frankly, as we are, wouldn't nominate him to be secretary of state, i would have my own selection, but i respect the president's selection in this case. i do have significant and serious questions for senator hagel. >> greta: and that will be coming up soon. >> yes, be coming before the armed services committee next week
, thank you. >> it's a pleasure. thank you for having me. >> and next, how will john kerry differ from hillary clinton as secretary of state? assuming he is confirmed. first, we caught up with singer john legend at the inauguration and asked what it is he wants to see from president obama in his second term. >> i think the next four years we still have to worry a lot about unemployment. unemployment is still too high, too many people don't have opportunities that need it, and i think that's something the president still needs to work on even though everyone is talking about the deficit right now. i think washington needs to be focused on getting more people back to work. [ male announcer ] kids grow up in no time... marie callender's turkey breast with stuffing is a great reason to slow down. creamy mash potatoes, homestyle gravy and 320 calories. marie callender's. it's time to savor. and 320 calories. ♪ j dreams of landens meet sea, deliciously ♪ ♪ friskies surfin' and turfin' favorites. ♪ ♪ feed the senses. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run i
. thanks a lot. >> thank you very much,. connell: the big story in d.c. today would be john kerry. there he is. from what we have been told, a protester just had to be dragged out of that room a few minutes ago. the current record. of state hillary clinton was there yesterday testifying about the benghazi attacks. >> the democrats have their drool buckets ready. they think she will be the next president and hoping that she thinks of them favorably. it is all about 2016 for most of them. there were some republicans who opposed some tough questions to her answer real questions to her. dagen: to look at her and say, i would have fired you, that is just posturing. >> that is true, dagen. so much of this did not get to the core view. they knew full well that it was not due to a spontaneous uprising. connell: what does it matter now? >> that i think was the quote of the week, if not the quote of the year. i found it to be so outrageous. first of all, it matters to the four families of those four dead americans. it also matters that she and this administration lied to the american people for four
, secretary of state will be testifying. the following day john kerry, who has been nominated as the new secretary of state will be coming in to testify and i think those questions that you raised are very important for secretary of state designee kerry, and we have to focus with secretary clinton, benghazi, what she knew, when she knew it, leading up to when security was withdrawn. what happened during the the attacks and after and how we're going to find justice, there is no justice. >> and four months to prepare, senator and i assume she's dotted every i and crossed every t and senator johnson, this was the secretary of state that was blaming a youtube video that we now know had zero impact on this and we do know the ambassador requested extra security that was denied. i don't know what possible answer could she give on this? >> it will be interesting, you're right, sean. she's had time to prepare, but an awful lot to answer for. i mean, why why all of those warnings ignored prior to the attack? what was she doing during the attack and what about afterwards? who is being held to accou
appeared before the senate foreign relations committee as kerry's sure march to secretary of state began. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so, too, is the foreign service. >> this comes less than 24 hours after hillary clinton spent five and a half hours testifying before the senate in the morning and the house in the afternoon. >> wow. >> from the start, shortly after 9:00 in the morning, to the end at 5:00 in the afternoon, the benghazi testimony rain the gamut from the emotional -- >> for me it's not just a policy matter but personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines took those flag-draped caskets at andrews. i put my arms around the fathers and mothers, sisters and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> to the confrontational. >> we were misled that there was supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that was not the fact and the american people could have known that within days. >> with all due respect, the fact is
kerry is seen as a shoo-in to replace secretary clinton. at defense, after bob gates and panetta, the president's pick of chuck hagel sends a similar message. he is republican but the past statements on israel and iran as well as his opposition to the troop surge in iraq will likely make for a heated confirmation process. if confirmed, he will most likely lead major budgetary belt tightening at the pentagon. >> this is a president looking for what they used to say about eisenhower, against on the cheap. using drones, using intelligence in new way anything but to send troops into a foreign war. >> in the second term many analysts look for one last big push, perhaps immigration reform. with a growing latino vote adding additional pressure on both parties ahead of 2016 and others feel the time has passed for big bold moves. douglas brinkley said the gridlock in washington is very real and the president has to wake up every day determined not to be a lame duck president. and the inner team obama, he has had more chiefs of staff than any other president in history and with the next ch
bureau. and senator john kerry starts his confirmation hearings today on his way to becoming the next secretary of state. he is likely to have a very easy go of it because he has been on the committee for 28 years, but also because he is well prepared for the job. his father was a service officer, and he is a vietnam veteran. once he makes it through committee he faces a vote from the full senate which takes place next week. vice president biden is calling what is called a fire side chat. he will be on google plus and hold a hangout. if you want to participate you can see it streaming live at white house.gov, and you are post questions on those pages. we're back after the break. stay with us. than this. (vo) current's award winning original series is back with an all new episode straight from the headlines. (vo) in the minefield of the nation's gun control debate, this could be the most polarizing issue. >> anybody can claim stand your ground and they could get away with murder. the natural energy of peanuts and delicious, soft caramel. to fill you up and keep you moving,
't necessarily need them to win elections anymore. you don't need to send john kerry out goose hunting. you can go out there and the republicans have been calling them the gun control party. you're already paying the political price for it. >> that's exactly right. steve, very smart. senior writer at salon. steve, thank you. spot on. >>> all right, the best new thing in the world tonight involves my favorite live news moment, maybe ever. and it is coming up and it has nothing to do with guns. that's coming up. male announce] staples is the number-one office superstore ink retailer in america. now get $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recycle when you spend $50 on hp ink. staples. that was easy. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not b
kerry, deval patrick, scott brown, and mitt romney. after the break we're going to add a new and interesting name to the list. that's next. stay with us. ♪ ♪ >> jennifer: you're back inside "the war room." we have been talk about hillary clinton testimony. but it's not the first time she has been in that position. in 1993 she addressed congress with her plans to overhaul health care and that didn't go so well, and it would be another 16 years before any major health care reform. but as we well know that was not the end of hillary clinton. our next guest also knows what it is like to face off against republicans opposed to reforming health care, and to live and fight again. the gop blocked dr. donald berwick appointment. he has got some good revenge though, because he is now considering a run for the massachusetts state house as governor. so while republicans may have knocked him down, they sure did not knock him out, and coming to us tonight from newton massachusetts, is dr. donald berwick. >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. as with hillary
, perhaps less inclination for american intervention. senator john kerry isine as a shoo-in to replace secretary clinton. the president's pick of chuck hagel sends a similar message -- he's a republican, but his past statements on israel and iran and his opposition to the troop surge in iraq will likely make for a heated confirmation process. if confirmed, hagel will likely lead major budgetary belt tightening at the pentagon. in the second term, many look for one last big push -- immigration reform. >> the second term offers the president to be more risky, i think in terms of policies that they know are politically changing like immigration reform. >> with a growing latino vote, putting additional pressure ahead of 2016. >> the growing number of latinos and how they will affect the elections puts a lot of onous both parties to get something done. >> others feel the time has passed for big, bold moves. >> this gridlock in washington is very real. it is not going anywhere. the president has to wake up, determined not to be a lame duck president. >> he will be huddled with advisers, whit
. that will clear the way for hearings for john kerry. after that senator bob menendez is going to run carey's confirmation hearings. new york state has now passed the first new gun control law since the shooting in connecticut. a new poll shows today it is popular with new york voters. a ban on high-capacity magazines, and a requirement to report potentially harmful behavior of the mentally ill. pollsters say they conducted the survey both before and after governor cuomo made his provisions public meaning that people who were surveyed were voting for the measures and not for the man. a "new york times" poll out today shows that 92% of americans support universal background checks for people who want to buy guns. that includes republicans, gun owners, and 85% of households who say someone in their home with a member of the nra. we're back with more steph at the break. stay with us. ♪ arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something
to take them away. >> megyn: wow. joining me now to discuss it, mark hanna, former aide to john kerry and president barack obama's campaigns and tony, from talk radio news service, tony? >> wow, i actually also make tv ads for a living, megyn and obviously, sometimes you do take creative license, but in that particular ad two things bothered me he the most the images of sandy hook, we know what we felt, every american with a heartbeat. and anti-gun groups really are now trying to guilt people into a position, and how much do you restrict and limit the second amendment. and number two the words they omitted and music added to the background. he said my grandfather had a gun to stop a lynching and my father had this rifle to protect our family. and creates an impression he's he a cowboy who misuses or abuses rather, his second amendment right and it's irresponsible and troubling this is the tempo for the debate. if you rightfully own a gun and believe in the second amendment you somehow are complicit or nefarious person and complicit with the sandy hook massacre. >> megyn: mark? >> nobo
this has been settled. and senator johnson as john kerry pointed out today didn't know what happened he skipped the intelligence briefing that would have actually given him the answers that he was looking for yesterday. >> megyn: all right, give you the quick final word, mark. >> sure, i used to write these statements at the white house and what you say is, look, we don't know exactly what happened, there are some reports that say it was a protest and other reports is a that say otherwise, here is what we know right now and as we get more details we'll tell you if they had stuck to that basic principle they wouldn't have trouble. they wanted to believe the spin that al-qaeda was decimated, they're not decimated. >> megyn: sadly. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> megyn: up next, serious questions about privacy and the secretary amendment as one lawmaker proposes a plan that would require parents to tell schools if they own a gun and would punish them if they don't. it's coming up in a little bit. new data showing a sharp decline in union membership in this country are the president's o
. i think he's put together potentially a very good team. i think kerry and hagel and brennan and in a curious way now as the presidential adviser, but his very much interest in affairs with a team that's going to focus more on the problems on the ground. that is to say basic fundamental strategic challenges that are confronting us. mrs. clinton was terrific. i like her. i respect her. she was enormously energetic. but she had more of a visionary agenda, global warming, global problems, suffering, injustice, jends jendser gender issues, rheau is rights. >> all extremely important. >> but if we don't deal with the problems confronting us right now, we'll never get to dealing with the big problems in the end. so i am hoping that this new team will really address serious problems that obama didn't finish addressing. >> the theory of the case for this new team now because the reality is that we're going through a transition into a post-superpower world. we are still a superpow er, but there comes a point where we're not. and if you study obama and look at him, he wants to avoid wa
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